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MacBook will not boot after Ubuntu Install

I have an old MacBook laying around not doing much, so I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 on it, and dual boot with OSX. From within OSX, I repartitioned the drive, reserving half of the 250gb HDD for ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 simulateous monitor problems

I got my Asus X502 laptop dual booting Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 and everything is working smoothly. Suddenly after I hibernated Windows and started up the system the Windows side boots fine, but ...
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1answer
35 views

dual booting UEFI laptop with pre-installed windows 8 through GRUB 2 [on hold]

I am getting frustrating trying to figure out how to create a windows 7 USB UEFI boot stick on a dell inspirion laptop , so I can install windows 7 alongside windows 8. So I thought why windows ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 no longer boots, stuck at grub boot prompt (sdb hdd that ubuntu's installed on is no longer detected)

Ubuntu 13.10 has been running fine since I installed it on my external harddrive a few weeks ago. However, yesterday while Ubuntu was running, I accidentally knocked the external harddrive off the ...
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0answers
32 views

Choosing which hard drive to boot from [on hold]

I intend for this to be informative and ask for other insight because I wish I had this available to me when I was struggling through this. I want to share what I did and hope to find a better ...
2
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0answers
68 views

Is there any kind of relationship between Windows and Ubuntu installation?

I've just experienced incredibly weird behavior in Ubuntu. I've written lately some questions here regarding my shitty tablet not working correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 . I've left it that way having it ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Using GRUB Customizer to hide boot menu fails

This is a pretty urgent question. I need to hide the GRUB2 Bootloader (default is XP and Ubuntu 14.10 LTS the 2nd option since it's a dual-boot.) But no matter however I try to configure it, it ...
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51 views

Computer is totally useless now

Okay, I tried turning on my other computer this morning, And got the following error message. Error no such device edddc179-e42e-4666-8ff3-00566a57908a Entering rescue node grub rescue > - is ...
2
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0answers
21 views

Can't boot after Kubuntu 13.10 installation with Windows 8 Dual Boot

I installed Kubuntu 13.10 with Dual Boot Windows 8.1 via USB. After reboot i got the prompt: Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported I already tried to fix it with boot-repair, but nothing ...
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1answer
22 views

Grub Boot-Loader Not Getting Repaired

I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10. In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL ...
2
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1answer
80 views

Windows 8 deletes GRUB when booting

I have this situation: SONY VAIO SVF1521V1EB Windows 8 preinstalled in UEFI. I decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot. So I downloaded the amd64 iso, burnt on a DVD, then booted from DVD in ...
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16 views

CMOS battery replacement - BIOS seems to be looking for windows loader [on hold]

So I determined that my CMOS battery was shot! I replaced it and the bios seems to be looking for windows boot manager now. I love my system (12.04) - how can I get it back and this horrible windows ...
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19 views

Why ubuntu is mixing my HDD's saying sda1 is the same as sdb6

So i have this problem which i really don't know what to do with it, but it's making me alot of problems.The problem is not only locked to sda1 and sdb6 partitions it can change from boot to boot. ...
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0answers
27 views

Can't load into windows 8 after advanced boot repair

I was trying to remove grub 2. I went into advance options of boot repair and selected 'restore MBR'. Then in MBR options I selected boot windows partition. After restarting I found the grub2 menu ...
3
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1answer
31 views

Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...
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1answer
33 views

error: unknown filesystem. grub resuce>

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with a live CD and asked it to wipe Windows. I had a dual boot before and did not really like Windows anyway. Now when I boot it without the CD I get this error ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Ubuntu 13.10 boots into blank screen after grub [duplicate]

Recently after force shutting down during a long Shutdown then when it started up it would go to grub and then it would flash a login screen before going black with a not moving terminal cursor. After ...
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2answers
45 views

Unable to boot from hard drive after installing Ubuntu

My apologies if I've overlooked the answer elsewhere on this board. I have spent the last almost two weeks on and off trying to resolve this issue: can't successfully boot up hard drive after ...
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1answer
18 views

After installing xserver-xorg-core laptop won't boot

So I was trying to figure out how to install the proprietary Intel drivers for my laptop and found I needed to install xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I tried installing that I was told I needed to ...
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0answers
136 views

Boot Repair doesn't work after Windows 8.1 Update

(The original title of this post was "Boot Repair doesn't work after April 2014 Windows 8.1 Update" since I wanted to highlight that this is not about the 8.0 -> 8.1 update, but the update for 8.1 ...
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1answer
73 views

Ubuntu 13.10 doesn't boot(black screen) and login incorrect [closed]

I'm new to linux, and a noob with computer in general. Ubuntu isn't making it easy for me. I already had to re-install it twice for similar issues. I want to understand what the problem is and how to ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Booting Error: symbol not found grub_efi_secure_boot [closed]

I recently installed Linux Mint in a laptop, and I had a grub error at the start. As such, I ran BootRepair to try and fix it, but apparently there was an error towards the end. Right now I'm getting ...
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21 views

Win7 wont boot after i deleted that partition for Ubuntu [closed]

Hey guys I'm in total panic mode right. Last night I installed a program to delete partitions. I deleted all the patitions on the backup harddrive (ubuntu was installed on it) I had Ubuntu on the ...
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1answer
102 views

Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 & Ubuntu 13.10. “Can't find /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod”

I've been trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 & Windows 8.1 to boot together. I installed Ubuntu on my main hard drive (which came with Windows pre-installed). However, when I tried to boot Ubuntu, it just ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Acer Aspire E1-531G: External HDD doesn't boot

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-531G a few months back and to make a long story short, the internal hard drive failed and it wouldn't boot up. I bought an external hard drive (A touro, 500 GB) to install ...
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1answer
37 views

Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac? (NO Dual Boot just Ubuntu)

I have googled for quite a while now and haven't found the answer. My question is, can I install Ubuntu on a mac and leaving out the Mac OS. I just want it to boot ubuntu and nothing else. Maybe a ...
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0answers
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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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0answers
17 views

Replace Mac OS X boot loader with Ubuntu

Currently, I have my MacBook Pro's SSD filled with a Mavericks installation, and after some frustrating hours, an external HDD loaded with Ubuntu 13.04 (soon to be 13.10). As of now, the only way for ...
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0answers
24 views

Install the grub boot loader on hard disk fails

I have the following disk setup, raid5: Disk /dev/sda: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdb: 111.8 GiB, 120034123776 bytes, 234441648 sectors Disk /dev/sdc: 111.8 GiB, ...
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1answer
54 views

Can't install Ubuntu 10.04 with 12.04 already installed

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop installed and everything works find. I would like to install 10.04 LTS on a second partition. I tried booting from a 10.04 DVD through the BIOS. When ...
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3answers
73 views

How to remove grub without access to Windows

I have been dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 on my Surface Pro 2. But as the drivers on Ubuntu aren't that great for the surface, I decided to remove Ubuntu. However they way I removed ...
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0answers
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error: file not found when trying to boot with boot stick

I have put a couple of old hds in an old system that has been running ubuntu. One of the disks is the old home partition, and the other is some other random ex-ubuntu disk. The old root partition disk ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Grub Triple Boot Windows 7, Debian, Xubuntu

I am trying to "triple boot" with windows 7, debian, and xubuntu 13.10. I am having trouble getting xubuntu 13.10 to show up in the Grub menu, right now only windows and debian show up. I installed ...
0
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0answers
11 views

grub rescue unknown filesystem error due to deletion of partition [duplicate]

I had windows 7 and ubuntu on my system. I decided to remove ubuntu partition so I deleted it from windows device manager and formatted and renamed that partition. Now whenever I start my system it ...
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0answers
26 views

Strange screen after booting into Ubuntu and before the splash screen

Every time I boot into my Ubuntu OS (Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit), before appearing the splash screen, an strange screen is displayed. The behavior of the strange screen is automatically typing something like ...
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0answers
31 views

Why sometimes Grub Menu is shown when starting ubuntu server?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.04 on my device. When I was testing it, I turned on the device and Ubuntu was loaded automatically. However, when I moved the device to the workplace and turned it ...
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2answers
167 views

Windows is not load from GRUB

So I installed ubuntu. And a little time it continues - i could to load windows from grub, and all was right. But something happened and now when I choose Windows 7 x64 on my grub list It says that ...
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0answers
22 views

Ubuntu boots and hangs on black loading screen (paste code provided)

I have researched several other solutions and tried many of them. I recently just tried boot-repair which helped me get past the 'first' black screen. Now, I am currently stuck at the 'second' black ...
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1answer
59 views

accidentally deleted partitions [closed]

I am having some trouble with my laptop. I had win 7 64 bit preinstalled on laptop and recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was trying to find what could be the worst case for my laptop..I opened ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Ubuntu 13.10 - Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

After installing an update I restarted my computer. Ubuntu failed to boot, so I used boot-repair to try to fix it. After running boot-repair grub2 was removed and the Ubuntu os was no longer detected ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How can I get a file before logging to any OS?

This is my problem: "no such device". I have been trying and searching all day with no success. I have the ubuntu.iso file somewhere on my internal hard disk. Is there any way I can get it and copy ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Loading/Running Customized Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 in RAM [closed]

I have customized my Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS i386 with Ubuntu Builder and made all necessary changes and got the ISO to be reduced by 200MB. The customized version is doing good on all the PCs, ...
0
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0answers
45 views

No GRUB menu After Installing Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to dual boot windows 8 with Ubuntu. After the successful installation, when computer restarts then Windows start directly without giving me any option. I then used this application to ...
0
votes
0answers
111 views

14.04 will not boot [duplicate]

installed 14.04 final beta, installed fine. On boot startscreen where you can choose comes up, after clicking on ubuntu screen turns purple with no activity, going to advanced options gives me a black ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Unable to boot up due to driver issues

I've been having an issue booting up for a while. When I turn on my computer, I get this and I cant really do anything beyond that. I've tried reinstalling Ubuntu and and that worked but after ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Grub rescue problem after formatting windows partion

Hie,I have just switched to Ubuntu,and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 along with windows 7.At installation time i just gave 15gb to Ubuntu,later on i decided to give my one of partition E:/ to Ubuntu ,so ...
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0answers
44 views

How can I restore boot access to Windows 8 after Ubuntu 13.10?

I never thought I would end up here after having dealt with Windows and Ubuntu and dual booting and Grub and BUrg(because it's pretty) in the past year. But right now I am completely baffled. So what ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

onscreen messages prior to boot up and after logout 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 dual booting on an XP netbook. Just before booting I get the following message - Try(hd0,0):NTFS5: error:"prefix" is not set - On logging out, when screen goes black I get (a ...
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1answer
43 views

Lost on installing Ubuntu on my laptop with an ATI graphics card

I just bought a new laptop and I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. The laptop has an ATI graphic card though which led to the problem of it simply black-screening and not booting. There ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

GNU GRUB black screen on boot [not a duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot, and it has been working just fine in the past. I was working with Windows 8.1 today and chose Restart after being done and it took me to a black screen ...